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A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. It is his second, following his bestselling 2003 debut, The Kite Runner. Mariam is an illegitimate child, and suffers from both the stigma surrounding her birth along with the abuse she faces throughout her marriage. Laila, born a generation later, is comparatively privileged during her youth until their lives intersect and she is also forced to accept a marriage proposal from Rasheed, Mariam's husband.


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„Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book A Thousand Splendid Suns

Source: A Thousand Splendid Suns

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„A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing. It isn't like a mother's womb. It won't bleed. It won't stretch to make room for you.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book A Thousand Splendid Suns

Source: A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007)
Context: Nana (to Mariam) : A man's heart isn't like a woman's womb, Mariam! It won't bleed, it won't make room for you. A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing. I'm all you have in this world, Mariam and when I'm gone, you'll have nothing. You are nothing!

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„Marriage can wait, education cannot.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book A Thousand Splendid Suns

Source: A Thousand Splendid Suns

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„the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book A Thousand Splendid Suns

Variant: Love was a damaging mistake and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion".
Source: A Thousand Splendid Suns

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„Regret…when it comes to you, I have oceans of it.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book A Thousand Splendid Suns

Jalil's letter
Source: A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007)

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„You know."
"Know what?"
"That I only have eyes for you.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book A Thousand Splendid Suns

Source: A Thousand Splendid Suns

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„and yet she was leaving the world as a woman who had love and been loved back. she was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. a mother. a person of consequence at last.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book A Thousand Splendid Suns

Mariam, p. 370
A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007)
Context: She was leaving the world as woman who had loved and been loved back. She was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. A mother. A person of consequence at last. No. It was not so bad, Mariam thought, that she should die this way. Not so bad.

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„Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book A Thousand Splendid Suns

Variant: Laila came to believe that of all the hardships a person has to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.
Source: A Thousand Splendid Suns

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„And I wrote to you, Laila. Volumes.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book A Thousand Splendid Suns

Tariq
Source: A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007)

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